District 123 utilizes iPads for students in the primary grades to help build essential, emerging numeracy and literacy skills. iPads can also be used to help students create content to demonstrate understanding and transfer of learning. Listed below are the apps currently being utilized by the district in the classroohttp://www.d123.org/campusuite/modules/page_edit.cfm?grp_id=6961&return=/technology/iPads.cfm&pe=1m. Click on the title of a give app for more information.
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|ABA Problem Solver- What Rhymes?||Rhyming is a basic component of phonics and a very important pre-reading skill that prepares young children for spelling and decoding words. Teaching rhyming words in preschool and kindergarten can help set a solid base for reading comprehension later on.|
|Fish School- Duck Duck Moose||
1) LETTERS – Learn your ABCs! Watch the fish make the letters, and discover that A is for apple…
2) NUMBERS – Learn numbers by counting fish from 1 to 20.
3) SHAPES – Follow the fish as they make different shapes.
4) ABC SONG – Sing this all-time favorite song and watch as the letters change to match the song!
5) COLORS – Pick a swimming fish of any color, and watch the ocean scene transform into that color.
6) DIFFERENCES – Use your sharp eyes and figure out “Which fish does not belong?”
7) MATCHING – Use your memory and find the matching fish.
√ Letter sounds
√ Letter writing
√ 170 first words - Customizable, for cursive or print letters.
|I Write Words||
• Option for navigating the alphabets
• Option for other handwriting style
• New voice over (Jessica K. Husted)- More discipline than regular handwriting apps. Makes child go in the right direction. Perfect for autistic.
Word Ball challenges your word building skills in a fast paced, unique, and fun word game. Play with friends and beat the top scores! Test your limits by keeping the letters alive and reach the top levels. Gain achievements for different word building categories. Word Ball will make you a "Word Master" in no time!
150 Words to Spell • Difficulty Auto-Adjusts Based on your Child's Skill Level
• Spell 3, 4, then 5 Letter Words
• Interactive "Hoppy Help" System Guides Your Child Along the Way
• Thousands of Outfit Combinations
• 4 Exciting Mini-Games
• Option to Spell Words In or Out of Order
Teach your 4 -6 year old child to read with this fun and powerful learning game. Using the highly successful phonics method for teaching reading and spelling, Blend Seeker holds your child's hand as they start to blend individual sounds together: an important early step in becoming a successful reader. They will, for example, hearing the sounds c and r at the beginning of the word crab.
Listen to the word the BINGO Bug speaks and tap on the corresponding word on the screen. Get four words correct vertically, horizontally or diagonally to get BINGO and win! The quicker you get BINGO the better your score. Your score is based on time and the lower the score, the better. Earn a BINGO Bug when you beat your best score.
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Colorful images, great for audio and visual learners, rewards with classical music.
|Teach Me- First Grade||4 player pack- spelling, math, sight words.|
EC/Kindergarten Sorting Shapes- Little Shape Sorter is an exciting interactive game that helps your child rapidly learn to recognize and distinguish different objects all with just the touch of their finger. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in moving their first objects around the page. Ideal for ages 0 to 4.
Dolch Sight Words- Customizable Lists- PERFECT FOR RTI
contains ability to customize for multisyllabic words
Story Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve paragraph formation ; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders.
Free grammar games with explanations
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|Drawing Pad||Create your own art using "actual-sized" photo-realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, roller pens and MORE! Save your artwork to your Drawing Pad Album and reload it later to keep working on your masterpiece!|
|Paint By Hand||PaintByHand is a fun app for all ages to paint on the iPad with no mess. PaintByHand works like a traditional flipbook where you can keep all of your old artwork and flip back and forth making new creations.|
|Storyrobe||Choose pictures from your photolibrary and create stories around them. Audio record over the pictures! Great for EC. Perfect for documenting their motor skills|
"Record, save and playback several performances• You and your friends can now star in your own shows using photos from your photo library
• Interactive, customizable castle stage/play set
• Interactive cast with dynamic actions and expressions
• Customizable Button Bar
• Unstructured – multi-user 'free play' environment"
A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun!
Just - Record It. Sketch It. Share It. - to create a sharable, replay-able video that tells your story clearly.
|Toontastic||Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your stories through play! Once you’re done, Toontastic will play back your animation and voice as a cartoon for you to share with friends and family around the world.|
|StoryKit||Record stories, add your own pictures- GREAT app. Very easy to use and students can edit their own writing. Take Photos in class and use STORYKIT to write story explaining what you did.|
|PhotoCard Lite||Literacy- Create postcards for various content areas or could be used to make a postcards from a character|
|QuickVoice® Recorder||Students who have trouble remember what they want to say can talk into the recorder and listen back to it.|
|Whiteboard Free||Allows students to use their ipads as whiteboards, but also lets them collaborate on the ipads. Great during collaborative lesson time. Students could add ideas|
|Idea Sketch||Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!|
|Air Sketch Free||Show what is on the ipads on the whiteboard instantly!|
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|MakeChange||Practice counting change and doing addition problems. A great visual learning tool for your iPad. UPDATED AND ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME!|
|Math Bingo||Math Bingo saves player information with custom player profiles. Each player profile consists of a unique name (up to 20 characters) and a fun cartoon avatar. The player profiles display total number of games played, total number of high scores achieved, and total number of Bingo Bugs collected. The guest profile does not store any information and therefore cannot achieve high scores or collect Bingo Bugs. The guest profile is useful for adults who want to play Math Bingo without their scores going into the scoreboard.|
|iTouchiLearn Numbers||Great EC/preschool app for learning numbers- embedded reinforcements|
|Everyday Mathematics® Name That Number™||McGraw-Hill’s Name That Number game offers a fun and easy way to practice computation and order of operations. This computation practice game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.|
|McGraw-Hill’s Monster Squeeze game reinforces number recognition and offers a quick and easy way to practice number line concepts and number comparisons. This one- or two-player game runs on the iPad|
|Tell Time - Little Matchups Game||Little Matchups is an exciting interactive matching game that helps your child rapidly learn how to tell time by matching analog and digital clocks.|
|Count Money||Little Matchups is an exciting interactive matching game that helps your child rapidly learn how to recognize and identify important concepts such as uppercase and lowercase letters.|
|A Preschool Pattern Recognition Game||Pattern recognition game is a fun app to help children build logical thinking and accelerate their brain development. Children develop visual discrimination when matching shapes and patterns. This app is a great introduction to pattern matching and spatial relationship. Each puzzle provides different pattern sequences that kid needs to recognize and choose from one of the four alternatives pictures to complete the sequence. Research studies show the act of looking for patterns can be an effective method to help children learn problem-solving techniques.|
|AddFrames||AddFrames helps children in Grade 1 and Grade 2 develop and master mental strategies for addition using frames.|
|Everyday Mathematics® Addition Top It||McGraw-Hill’s Addition Top-It game offers a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce basic addition facts (0–10) and number comparisons. This one- or two-player game runs on the iPad|
Counting Coins lets you practice working with U.S. pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. You can play in four modes:
(1) Match the Value: Try to make the same value as the coins shown using a different combination of coins.
(2) Make the Total: Use coins to make the total shown.
(3) How Many Cents?: Type the value of the coins shown.
(4) Show Values: Drag any amount of coins and show or hide the value.
|Tic Tac Math||Your kids are going to beg you for math learning with Tic Tac Math. This unique app combines the time-tested, kid approved favorite Tic Tac Toe game with math equations for an educationally fun experience. Tic Tac Math combines the fun and strategy of Tic Tac Toe with the skill building of math flash cards. Your child can choose which skill to play – addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. There is even the option of playing one, two or three digit numbers in the equations, so they can increase the difficulty as their skills improve.|
Math can be fun! Build your very own rockets and fly them to the stars with Rocket Math!
While your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! Play one of the many fun math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, 3D shapes and more! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots, so kids and their parents will enjoy hours of fun while learning math.
Punflay is back with another addition to our top-selling Mathomatix series. This time kindergarteners can get introduced to basic concepts of measurement such as weight, volume and length. As with the rest of the apps in the Mathomatix series, Measurement has also been developed
based on National and California Standards. Set in an utterly cute learning environment, Mathomatix-Measurement is sure to get your child’s attention with its bright and cheerful graphics and fun activities.
The app comes with five activities that each teach a measurement concept.
|Counting Bills & Coins||
Counting Bills & Coins lets you practice identifying and solving math problems with money. Count, match, and make change with coins up to quarters and bills up to $20. Practice money skills in five unique activities:
(1) Counting Money: Type the total of the coins and bills you see.
(2) Show Me the Money: Drag bills and coins to make the total shown.
(3) Making Change: Drag bills and coins to give customers change for their purchases.
(4) Matching Amounts: Make the amount shown by using a different combination of bills and coins.
(5) Show Values: Drag coins and bills to count up, and then check your answer.
Perfect for younger students who are just learning what pennies, nickels, and dollars are and for more advanced students who want to practice making change up to $99.
|Everyday Mathematics® Subtraction Top-It™||Players take turns dealing two 2-digit number cards to each player, finding their differences, and then comparing the differences. Players score points for correctly finding their difference, identifying the greater difference, and for having the greater difference. The player with the most points at the end of 8 rounds wins! Visual and audio reinforcement of correct and incorrect answers help players master subtraction computation and comparison skills.|
|Pizza Fractions: Beginning With Simple Fractions||In chef's pizzeria your child masters the concept of naming simple fractions using pizza picture examples. Designed for grade levels 2-6, Pizza Fractions provides introductory practice with fractions in an approachable game-like environment.|
Punflay’s Mathomatix series is back!
Punflay is adding another app to its popular Mathomatix series. This time it is all about introducing your child to basic geometrical shapes. We are excited to be launching Mathomatix-Geometry.
|Motion Math||Developed at the Stanford School of Education, Motion Math HD follows a star that has fallen from space, and must bound back up, up, up to its home in the stars. Moving fractions to their correct place on the number line is the only way to return. By playing Motion Math, learners improve their ability to perceive and estimate fractions in multiple forms.|